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Kevin Arndt

Besides doing product reviews, I have a passion for computers, cars, gaming, outdoors, aviation and movies and music. While growing up I got into computers after picking up old computers off the curb fixing, tinkering and overclocking. I still remember the first computer I overclocked, it was a old Pentium II 400mHz that I overclocked to 550mHz upon which it shorted out. Ever since then I have been interested in computers and I have been building them for over 15 years and I do not foresee this ever changing. While my schooling background is in Aviation I feel that computers reaches into all facets of life and industries.

AMD RYZEN 5 1500X

AMD RYZEN 5 The new AMD RYZEN chip is AMD first CPU series going back what is ages in the industry that is able to go toe to toe with what Intel has fielded. Up until now, AMD focused more on the budget minded consumers, However that has all changed …

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AMD RYZEN 7 Trifecta

The new AMD RYZEN chip is AMD’s first CPU going back what is ages in the industry that is able to go toe to toe with what Intel has fielded. Up until now, AMD focused more on the budget minded consumers, however that has all changed with RYZEN! The RYZEN …

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Thermaltake Lumi Color 256C RGB Magnetic LED Strip Control Pack

Thermaltake was founded in 1999 and while they are a relatively young company in the marketplace they have risen to become one of the powerhouses in the hardware industry. Thermaltake is a major designer and builder of system cases, computer cooling components, Power Supply Unit (PSU), Storage enclosures’, peripherals, Luxa mobile …

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Monster Power Black Platinum 800

Monster was created by musician and audiophile Noel Lee over 35 years ago when he realized that using lamp cord for audio cables was the weak point in audio systems. So he founded Monster Cable and over the years it has grown to cover more than just cables. They have …

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ADATA SP550 M.2 240GB SSD

ADATA has evolved from its humble beginnings in 2001 with the philosophy of providing top notch memory solutions that enhance and enrich our digital lives. Leveraging their highly skilled engineers and state of the art manufacturing and combining them with amazing customer service results in the complete solution when it …

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Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1250W Titanium

Thermaltake was founded in 1999 and while they are a relatively young company in the marketplace they have risen to become one of the powerhouses in the hardware industry. Thermaltake is a major designer and builder of system cases, computer cooling components, Power Supply Unit (PSU), Storage enclosures, peripherals, Luxa …

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In Win 909

In Win was founded in 1985 around a simple but unique principle that is evident in their logo that features no sharp edges, a Zen principle that portrays the harmony between art and technology. Their focus on craftsmanship from the very beginning enables them to focus on the details and …

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Lenovo Yoga 900S

Introduction Lenovo is a Chinese international company that designs, builds and sells all types of consumer and industrial electronics, including smartphones, desktops, servers, notebooks, tablets and other electronics we use in our everyday lives. Here in the United States, most users are most familiar with the Thinkpad line, which was …

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Marshall Major II Bluetooth

Marshall Major II Bluetooth Headphones Marshall is a well-known brand going back decades whose name has become synonymous with the music industry. It is well known for guitar amplifiers that have been used by many great artists throughout history, including ones found in the different music halls of fame. Marshall branched …

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Enermax D.F. Pressure

Introduction Enermax has a long history in the PC hardware industry dating back to 1990. Throughout its history, it has strived to innovate and push boundaries; today that boundary is the new D.F. Pressure fans. Fans are something we generally don’t pay much attention to when it comes to building …

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Papago! GoSafe S30 Dashcam

For a great number of years we have been entertained on TV by dashcam footage on shows like the world’s wildest police chases, cop shows and so many others. Dashcams have also been an integral part of our police forces as a method to record and provide evidence, and recently, …

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Patriot Viper Elite 3000 MHz 16GB (2x8GB) kit

Introduction Even though DDR4 kits are nothing new, with kits having been in use for over a year, progress in the memory industry does not stop with a technology like as DDR4 when dealing with Intel X99 and Z170-series chips. No, the wheel keeps on turning as companies like Patriot …

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Corsair Strafe RGB Silent

Introduction Corsair had its humble beginnings producing computer memory and evolved to become a leader in high performance memory products. Then, in 2009, Corsair decided to break away from its mold and enhance its product offerings with other components; the first foray into components shocked the industry with its 800D …

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Corsair SABRE RGB

Introduction Corsair had its humble beginnings producing computer memory and evolved to become a leader in high performance memory products. Then, in 2009, Corsair decided to break away from its mold and enhance its product offerings with other components; the first foray into components shocked the industry with its 800D …

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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

Logitech and more specifically their Gaming or G line has been constantly evolving over the years to follow the latest in technology when it comes to keyboards, mice, headsets and other peripherals. Only a few weeks ago we had the honor to review the G910 Orion Spark keyboard and today …

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Go Puck 5x

Introduction Go Puck is a relatively new company that was founded back in 2013 with the mission to create a durable and rugged power bank for adventure seekers who demand a battery that can withstand shock and abuse. The company founder originally developed the technology that would go into the …

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Western Digital Red 6TB

Introduction Western Digital is a company with deep roots in the storage industry, with products that span virtually every customer and business need. Western Digital is also considered one of the most trustworthy brands that users look to when purchasing a new drive or drives, thanks to their reputation and …

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Enermax Liqtech 240

Introduction So you find yourself considering building a new system or simply looking to upgrade your current one, but you are not sure whether you want to go with liquid cooling. Well, liquid cooling these days has gone from complex and risky, to easy to install and low risk with …

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Logitech G910 Orion Spark

Introduction Logitech is a broad and diverse company that was founded back in 1981 in Switzerland with the plan to revolutionize people’s interaction with the digital world. They started with a simple innovation that most of us take for granted called the mouse, but at that time the mouse was …

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Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2

Introduction Sound Blaster and its parent company Creative have a long-standing tradition of audio excellence going back to its creation. Since then the company has grown explosively and has significantly expanded their product line since its humble beginnings. Today’s Sound Blaster offering brings us to the new and improved ROAR 2. …

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Patriot Viper 4 2800MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Dual-Channel Memory Kit

INTRODUCTION All new motherboards and CPU’s are generally an improvement over what they replace. Well, Skylake goes above and beyond and replaces the old DDR3 memory format. This is the first mainstream chip to utilize DDR4 as the memory standard, and as a result, there are a large number of new kits …

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ASUSTOR AS1002T NAS

Introduction Not too long ago ASUS decided to get into Network Attached Storage (NAS) by launching its ASUSTOR brand.  Now the NAS market is relatively well established with its group of brands, so we were a bit surprised when the ASUSTOR entered the race in 2011. This market has become …

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OtterBox Note5 line of case’s

OtterBox Note5 Cases We have the distinct pleasure today to review the new OtterBox cases for the new Samsung Note5 smart phone. We were lucky enough that OtterBox sent us the Defender, Commuter and Symmetry line of cases which make up their entire line for the new Note5. Now while …

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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII GENE

Introduction ASUS was founded back in 1989 and has a long history in the computer hardware industry and their product line virtually encompasses all aspects of the computer hardware industry. Their product lines cover motherboards, graphics cards, headsets, mice, keyboards, networking, drives, tablets, notebooks, desktops, monitors and I am sure …

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Sound Blaster E5

Introduction I am sure when most users hear the name Creative Sound Blaster, they think it synonymous with computer audio perfection, because many of the top gaming boards feature Sound Blaster audio. Today we will be looking at the new Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC & headphone amplifier with Bluetooth. …

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LUXA2 Groovy Duo

Introduction These days mobile accessories are all the rage with the growing influence of our mobile devices on our daily lives and as such the product that enable us to connect with our devices are what is hip and hot right now! The LUXA2 Groovy Duo fits into this by …

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Sound Blaster Jam

  The names Creative and Sound Blaster have become synonymous over the years for their audio products and just hearing the name Sound Blaster garners about the same respect as the name Porsche! Which is where we get to the Sound Blaster Jam Bluetooth Headphones that will be featured in …

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LUXA2 TX-P2

In today’s digital world something as simple as a dead battery can bring our personal and work lives to a standstill.  Our lives have become dependent on our devices and intertwined with them, and as a result, something as simple as a power bank is a necessity to keep us …

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Rosewill RK9000V2 Mechanical Keyboard

Introduction As gamers go, we seek any competitive advantage we can get and when it comes to keyboards, we love our Mechanical Switches.  Some of the finest and most sought after Mechanical Keyboards feature switches made by Cherry and more specifically Cherry MX Switches. Now there is a wide range …

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Rapoo KX

Introduction Rapoo was established in 2002 and currently ranks #1 in its home market of China for wireless peripherals that operate on the 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz spectrum.  They are trying to expand and take their success globally with their innovative and stylish line of peripherals. The Rapoo KX is …

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Rosewill Plasma 18,000 mAh power bank

In the digital age something as simple as a dead battery on your phone, tablet or other device can feel like the apocalypse and the world ending.  Our dependence of our devices and staying connected is crucial in our daily lives, so what are you supposed to when your battery goes …

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ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)

The role that SD and MicroSD cards play in our ever-increasing mobile lifestyle is becoming more and more important.  As our devices become more advanced and file sizes become larger, read and write speeds are increasingly crucial to how we interact and use our devices in our daily lives.   When …

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